Many of you know that my son attends school with three unusual feathered students: Phil, Jim, and Harry. All three peacocks. Phil is a leucistic white peafowl, and Jim and Harry are your traditional blue green peacocks. The history of the peacocks on the grounds of The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine seems to vary a bit, depending on the source you’re reading, but some sources suggest that they made their first appearance in 1973.
Jim or Harry
Harry or Jim
Last summer Jim injured his wing and has been recuperating at The Center for Avian & Exotic Medicine.
Tomorrow he is finally coming home! Everyone in the community, especially the children, are thrilled he’s coming back. Fingers, toes, and wings crossed Phil and Harry feel the same way. 🙂
Detectives Wilcox and Griswold are on the hunt for Miss Rabbit’s missing carrot cake and they need your help.
May 16th – The Pound Ridge Library, 271 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY, at 2:30 pm
May 20th – P.S. 166, The Richard Rodgers School of the Arts & Technology
May 23 – Book Culture, 450 Columbus Avenue, at 4:00 pm
May 29 – The Alexander Robertston School
May 31 – Bank Street Book Store, 2780 Broadway at 107th St., at 1:00 pm
June 7 – BookCourt, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY, at 11:00 am
June 28 – What’s Cooking @ ALA?, San Francisco, CA, 10:30-11:30 pm, I will be cooking up Mollie Katzen’s AWESOME carrot cake recipe from The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake.
Carrot cake, surprises, giveaways, and more await the newest Missing Food Investigators. So please come on by and have some fun!
The old adage, “Good things come to those who wait,” is definitely true in my case. It took just about eight years for Wilcox and Griswold to make their first public appearance. A very big THANK YOU is due to everyone who helped Wilcox and Griswold on their journey, especially Creston Books, Marissa Moss, Deborah Zemke, Liza Fleissig, Ginger Harris-Dontzin, my critique group (Jill Davis, Jacki Morris, Joanne French, Ellen Grogan), and my family. Many thanks to The Corner Bookstore for making the celebration extra special!
Here are some photographic highlights:
From the bottom of my heart, thank you!!! xoxo